Friday, 05 February 2016 15:00

Equine Herpes Virus – 1 (EHV-1) Neurological Disease

Written by HRA Admin Staff
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Cases of the EHV-1 Neurological Disease have been confirmed in the USA

Currently Turf Paradise is under quarantine to address the issue. Northlands Park and Rocky Mountain Turf Club have implemented restrictions on horses coming to Alberta from USA racetracks and training centres.

These horses must have:

  • a veterinary certificate stating that they were examined by a veterinarian
  • that the horse is healthy with a normal temperature
  • that the horse has not been in contact with any sick or potentially herpes positive or suspicious horses within the previous 21 days
  • the horse has been vaccinated with a flu-rhino vaccine within the last 6 weeks.

This examination must be done within 72 hours of departure for Northlands Park or Rocky Mountain Turf Club. These horses will be examined by a veterinarian before entry to Northlands Park or Rocky Mountain Turf Club.

The Alberta horse racing industry is reminded that all horses must show a certificate of a clean bill of health and that there are horse entry protocols in place at all Alberta Racetracks.

The Alberta Horse Racing and Breeding Industry will be monitoring this issue on a daily basis in best interest of our equine athletes.


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